Skip to main content
  • Book
  • © 2021

European International Law Traditions

  • Written by renowned international lawyers

  • Contributes to a better understanding of theory and practice in International Law

  • Reviews the historical development of International Law from the perspectives of various European countries

  • Provides an overview on the rich panoply of past writings on International Law

  • Aims at promoting a common perspective on International Law

  • Provides tools for refining the common language of International Law

  • Aims at further strengthening International Law as an effective, internationally accepted, recognized and respected legal order

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-52028-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

About this book

​International Law is usually considered, at least initially, to be a unitary legal order that is not subject to different national approaches. Ex definition it should be an order that transcends the national, and one that merges national perspectives into a higher understanding of law. It gains broad recognition precisely because it gives expression to a common consensus transcending national positions.
The reality, however, is quite different. Individual countries’ approaches to International Law, and the meanings attached to different concepts, often diverge considerably. The result is a lack of comprehension that can ultimately lead to outright conflicts.
In this book, several renowned international lawyers engage in an enquiry directed at sorting out how different European nations have contributed to the development of International Law, and how various national approaches to International Law differ. In doing so, their goal is to promote a better understanding of theory and practice in International Law.
Chapter “What Are and to What Avail Do We Study European International Law Traditions?” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-52028-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)